Scope of Practice

Hi, I’m Laura!

I’m an NHS Health Coach, Private Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
& Certified Chef based in Bristol and Somerset, registered with UKIHCA.

I am a fully insured and registered Health Coach with UK Health Coach Association and work in line with the strict code of professional practice and requirements in the field of Health Coaching, including yearly Continued Professional Development (CPD). Being registered with this regulatory body means you can be assured that working with me means I have all of the correct training and insurance. 

QUALIFICATIONS

My qualifications and continued professional development ensure an effective and safe practice. 

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health CoachInstitute of Integrative Nutrition 2017
Advanced Certified Chef, Matthew Kenney PlantLab Culinary School 2017
Certified Nutrition Adviser, in Advanced Principles of Nutrition, Shaw Academy 2018
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Life Coaching, Patrick Howell, Udemy 2020
Advanced Gut Health, Institute of Integrative Nutrition 2022 (officially recognized by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching) 

Working as an NHS Health Coach, I complete trainings and continued professional development with the Personalised Care Institute and other registered organisations.

Certifications 2022:
Personalised Conversations – Health Coaching Skills 1 & 2
Healthy Weight Coach Training
Mental Health First Aid Training
Suicide Prevention Training
Motivation Interviewing

IIN Certificate
Plant Lab Certificate
Plant Lab Certificate
CBT Certificate
Certificate
Best Entrepreneur 2021 – Laura Wooding

“Laura has certainly got out of her own way with her business efforts.  She collaborates with her local GP practice, Bristol’s largest zero-waste store and soon to be a cardiologist lifestyle practice, Yupp.co, Bristol’s marketplace for local experiences, works with a local cookery school helping children with disabilities learn how to cook and supports them in bringing healthy ways of eating into their lives and sells three gut lovin’ homemade food products in local shops.  She has also been in a magazine article and supported a local youth club over the summer. Well done Laura!”
My 12 year personal journey, education and training has filled me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. I continue to study, stay up to date with the most up-to-date nutrition research and avidly follow researchers of the Blue Zones, recorded regions of the world where people live the longest.

MY SCOPE OF PRACTICE

What I do…

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suggest clients ask their medical doctor about alternatives to medication and get a second doctor’s opinion if they’re unsure.
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suggest ways to “crowd out” caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, processed food.
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recommend superfoods, multivitamins, and mineral supplements under a doctor’s supervision.
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encourage clients to begin gentle, low-risk exercise changes such as walking and yoga.
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give people time to talk about their important relationships.
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promote participation in social events to meet new people.
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recommend that clients explore new hobbies and interests.
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advise clients to engage in self-reflection and experience nature.
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recognise and act upon if a client needs to go beyond the scope of Health Coaching.

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have is fully covered Balens insurance.

What I don’t do…

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diagnose, treat, or take responsibility for bringing about wellness changes in a client’s life; rather, he/she guides and supports the development of and progress toward personal wellness goals.
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work with people with complex advanced diseases such as cancer or kidney failure.
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work with minors without written authorization from a legal guardian.
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suggest clients stop or change prescription medications or discontinue visits with their doctor.
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exclude major food groups or recommend extreme detox programmes.
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prescribe a regimen. Controversial supplements or high doses are experimented with only under supervision of a medical doctor.
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encourage vigorous exercise without consulting a physician.
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promote divorce or conflict with friends and family.
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recommend that clients quit their jobs.
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advise clients to change their religious affiliations.
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act in the capacity of a registered dietitian or nutritionist and that any advice given me is not meant to take the place of advice by these professionals.

My mission is to help you improve your energy, achieve health goals and live your most nourished life, through health coaching, nutrition and cookery.

Laura Wooding

 

 

 

 

 

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